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Beam of Light Seen Across San Diego County From Rocket Launch

Did you see it?

San Diegans from Camp Pendleton in North County to the U.S.-Mexico border reported seeing a flash of light in the sky Friday night and although it isn’t a UFO, it was a flying object. 

The strange beam of light trailed by a plume of smoke was from a Space X rocket launch in Los Angeles.

[NATL-la gallery] Photos: Stunning SpaceX Rocket Launch as Seen From Around Southern California

The Falcon 9 rocket launched from Vanderberg Air Force Base, just north of Los Angeles at about 5:30 p.m.

Space X designed the rocket as part of company founder Elon Musk's push to reduce the cost of access to space and allow people to live on other planets. 

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